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kuai

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See also kuāi, kuǎi, kuài, and kuái̱

Mandarin

Noun

kuai (Pinyin kuài, simplified )

  1. piece
  2. Yuan (Chinese "dollor")
    zonggong 130 kuai qian. "It's 130 Yuan altogether."

Pinyin syllable

kuai

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of three tones, kuāi, kuǎi, or kuài.

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

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